Here we have the debut trailer for the upcoming crime noir flick Gangster Squad, starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, and Emma Stone. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer of Zombieland fame, and tells the true story of the group of cops charged with taking down mob boss Mickey Cohen. Although the movie sounds like it will be great, the trailer leaves a little to be desired. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and–if he has his way–every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart. “Gangster Squad” is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.